Research drives everything we do. It allows us to create new techniques for treatment, and to develop cutting-edge technology for surgeries. It allows us to create a better you. Each year, over 500 new research studies commence in the Medical Center. These studies are driven by the $100+ million in grants we receive every year.
Institutions like UT Health San Antonio’s Department of Neurosurgery and the Brain and Stroke Network at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital have spent years investigating the cause, treatment, and prevention of stroke.
A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in the Medical Center. This novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics to cease daily insulin shots.
In 1989, we helped develop a stent that revolutionized how we treat patients with cardiovascular blockages. Since then, over 1.5 million patients per year receive this treatment in order to treat heart disease.
The University Transplant Center has also been an innovator in its field since its inception. It is the first institution in North America to complete a lung transplant for the treatment of emphysema, and is the first institution in the world to perform a lung transplant for pulmonary hypertension. These groundbreaking operations wouldn’t have been possible if not for the extensive research being performed at the South Texas Medical Center.
We’re constantly doing everything we can to be at the forefront of medicine in San Antonio, the US, and the world.
Want to volunteer for a study or participate in a clinical trial?
To learn more about the studies held at UT Health San Antonio and University Health System in partnership with UT Medicine, view the links below. There you can learn more about ongoing studies or sign up to participate in clinical trials.